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Ashley Elizabeth Manning

Fairfield, Iowa

July 11, 1980 - June 10, 2024

Ashley Elizabeth Manning Obituary

Ashley Elizabeth Manning, 43, of Fairfield, IA passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the Jefferson

County Health Care Center. As were her wishes, cremation has taken place with a private burial to be

held in the Fell Cemetery near Libertyville. A celebration of her life will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the Walton Club in Fairfield, IA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ashley's honor be directed to the family to be used for the children's education fund. Memorials may be mailed c/o Cranston Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 189, Fairfield, IA 52556. Friends may leave online condolences and words of comfort at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.


Ashley Elizabeth Manning was born on July 11, 1980, to Steve and Jeanne Smith Meyers. She attended

school and graduated with Fairfield High School's class of 1998. Her pursuit of education led her to the

University of Iowa, where she earned a degree from the Tippie College of Business. She began her

career as a temporary employee at Gamrath-Doyle Insurance which quickly turned into a fulltime position

in the insurance industry. Ashley's talent and commitment to her work were matched only by her joy in

building relationships, which was how she met her beloved husband, Chad. After a push from a few

friends and a work email exchange sparked a connection, their journey in marriage began on August 26,

2006, at the Fairfield Golf and Country Club, a day cherished by friends and family


Ashley's passion for life was evident in everything she did. She had a lifelong affinity for dance, music,

and the performing arts, fostering a household where creativity was celebrated. Not only could she claim

an impressive 8 lb. bass as a trophy, but she could also tell tales of rescue pets that she welcomed into

her home. She truly had a servant’s heart, and she often went out of her way to extend a helping hand to

anyone in need.


Throughout her life, Ashley actively contributed to the well-being of Fairfield, serving on the Greater

Jefferson County Foundation and taking on an active role in the Fairfield PTO. However, her greatest

passion was being the #1 fan for her children, Olivia and Carter, never missing a moment to support their

varied interests and activities.


Ashley's love and devotion to her family was evident in every breath she took. She is survived by her

devoted husband, Chad; her two children, Olivia and Carter; her loving parents, Steve and Jeanne

Meyers, her sister Danielle Freire and her husband Brian, and her treasured aunts, uncles, cousins,

nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.


Ashley Elizabeth Manning leaves behind a legacy of quiet strength, warmth, and perpetual care. Her

memory will be forever celebrated as an example of a life well-lived.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Ashley Elizabeth Manning hosted by Cranston Family Funeral Home.

Ashley Elizabeth Manning, 43, of Fairfield, IA passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the Jefferson

County Health Care Center. As were her wishes, cremation has taken place with a private burial to be

held in the Fell Cemetery near Libertyville. A celebration of her life will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the Walton Club in Fairfield, IA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ashley's honor be directed to the family to be used for the children's education fund. Memorials may be mailed c/o Cranston Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 189, Fairfield, IA 52556. Friends may leave online condolences and words of comfort at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.


Ashley Elizabeth Manning was born on July 11, 1980, to Steve and Jeanne Smith Meyers. She attended

school and graduated with Fairfield High School's class of 1998. Her pursuit of education led her to the

University of Iowa, where she earned a degree from the Tippie College of Business. She began her

career as a temporary employee at Gamrath-Doyle Insurance which quickly turned into a fulltime position

in the insurance industry. Ashley's talent and commitment to her work were matched only by her joy in

building relationships, which was how she met her beloved husband, Chad. After a push from a few

friends and a work email exchange sparked a connection, their journey in marriage began on August 26,

2006, at the Fairfield Golf and Country Club, a day cherished by friends and family


Ashley's passion for life was evident in everything she did. She had a lifelong affinity for dance, music,

and the performing arts, fostering a household where creativity was celebrated. Not only could she claim

an impressive 8 lb. bass as a trophy, but she could also tell tales of rescue pets that she welcomed into

her home. She truly had a servant’s heart, and she often went out of her way to extend a helping hand to

anyone in need.


Throughout her life, Ashley actively contributed to the well-being of Fairfield, serving on the Greater

Jefferson County Foundation and taking on an active role in the Fairfield PTO. However, her greatest

passion was being the #1 fan for her children, Olivia and Carter, never missing a moment to support their

varied interests and activities.


Ashley's love and devotion to her family was evident in every breath she took. She is survived by her

devoted husband, Chad; her two children, Olivia and Carter; her loving parents, Steve and Jeanne

Meyers, her sister Danielle Freire and her husband Brian, and her treasured aunts, uncles, cousins,

nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.


Ashley Elizabeth Manning leaves behind a legacy of quiet strength, warmth, and perpetual care. Her

memory will be forever celebrated as an example of a life well-lived.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Ashley Elizabeth Manning hosted by Cranston Family Funeral Home.

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